Two building apprentices have played a key part in a community effort to refurbish a mobile classroom at a West Bromwich Primary School.
The Stourbridge-based Western region of Mansell has donated labour and materials to refurbish the classroom at Harvills Hawthorn Primary School in Wolseley Road.
Carpentry apprentice, 18-year-old Steven Lediard, from West Bromwich, and bricklaying apprentice 18-year-old Joel Webb, from Walsall, have been key members of the team carrying out the work, as part of Mansell’s efforts to encourage youngsters who want to learn construction trades.
Head teacher “H” McNeil said of the new classroom: “It will provide an excellent base for community activities, meetings, and for the children’s breakfast club.
“I have received many positive comments from children, parents and staff, not only about the quality of the work, but about the way the
Mansell staff conducted themselves when in school. They were polite and sensitive the needs of the children at all times.”
Harvills Hawthorn Primary School is local to the area where Mansell’s Partnership Housing division is involved in a major housebuilding and improvement project as part of the Sandwell Pathfinder PFI scheme with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Riverside Housing Association.
Mansell’s work on the Sandwell Pathfinder PFI scheme has won a national silver Considerate Constructors Scheme award.